He was always eager to help those that needed help and always had time to talk those that wanted to talk.
He has always been actively involved with his immediate community whether in Canada or Australia organizing neighbourly events; BBQ’s, Heart and Stroke Ski-Athons, Block parties, and Community spaces for kids (https://youtu.be/l0OMj4so5io) in Canada and Australia.
He was well known to many in the Oil and Gas industry and Occupational Health and Safety in Alberta and Australia and his involvement with St Johns Ambulance, the 1988 Winter Olympics, where he touched the lives of so many people.Inurnment will take place at Victoria Cemetery in the spring time.If desired, Memorial donations to the Gideon Bibles or the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. Peacefully, at Blue Water Rest Home, Zurich, on Saturday, December 16, 2017, John Robert Breen of Zurich, formerly of Calgary, age 69.He is also survived by his daughter-in- law, Betty Martin, of Belleville. Douglas is predeceased by his brothers and sisters and lovingly remembered by several nieces and nephews.Loving grandfather of Darryl (Karen) Martin of Inverary, Denise Martin of Belleville and Lee (Nicole) Martin of Corbyville, Shane Martin of Calgary, Susan (Paul) Dunk of Waterloo and Stacey (Tom) O’Connor of Calgary, Jamie Carson of South Korea and Kristen Carson of Ottawa.